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Recruitment at Kirinyaga University College

Kirinyaga University College (KYUC), was established by Legal Order No. 108 of August, 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

The University College aims at becoming a world class university in training, research, technology and innovation for development.

The University College invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent academic credentials to fill the following position:

Computing & Information Technology (CIT) Department
Assistant Technician II
Grade 6
KYUC/NT/014/14/6/14

Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for maintenance of ICT systems.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be holders of KCSE mean grade C (plain) and above.
  • Applicants must have a minimum professional qualification of a Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Communication Technology or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Must have professional certification in either CISCO or CISA ORACLE;
  • Must have knowledge in wireless communication devices and major PC applications;
  • Must have at least three (3) years relevant experience in Grade 5 or comparable position.


Mechanical Engineering Department
Technologist I 
Grade 6
KYUC/NT/013/6/14

Job Summary: The successful candidate will be required to provide support to lecturers in conducting practical sessions, maintenance and preparation of practical equipment, specimen and samples.

Requirements

  • Must possess KCSE certificate or equivalent;
  • Must posses diploma in Mechanical & Automotive Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Must have at least three (3) years of practical experience at Grade 5 or comparable position


Finance Officer
Grade 15
KYUC/FO/001/6/14

Job Summary: The successful candidate will be answerable to the Principal through Deputy Principal (A,P&D) and will be responsible for the day to day management of the Finance Department.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Advising the University College Management on all financial matters;
  • Overall formulation and implementation of the finance strategy for the department
  • He/she will be responsible for financial planning, accounting and control of University College funds;
  • Implementation of an effective system of internal control;
  • Developing, reviewing, co-ordinating and implementing of accounting services and systems;
  • Efficient organization and management of Finance sections including expenditure, salaries and wages, budgetary control, student finance, personal claims, revenue generation, examination and cash office;
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and external financial reporting requirements;
  • Liaising with and execution of external audits;
  • Timely submission of management reports and annual financial statements;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Principal (A,P&D) and the Principal.

Requirements

Applicants should;
  • Have a Degree in either Accounting , Finance, Economics or equivalent from a recognized university, CPA(K) and a Masters in a relevant field;
  • Have eleven (11) years of relevant experience the last five (5) years of which should be at the level of Chief Accountant or equivalent position.
  • Have proven knowledge and work experience in computerized accounting system (ACCPAC, SUN ERP System)
  • Be a registered member of ICPAK or an equivalent accounting body;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding qualities for co-ordination, leadership and organizational capabilities at management level;
  • Be familiar with all aspects of Public Finance such as Budgeting, Project Accounting, Student Finance and Fixed Asset Management;
  • Be team builder with excellent and demonstrable leadership, analytical and communication skills;
  • Holders of PhD in relevant field will have an added advantage.


Registrar (Academic Affairs)
KYUC/REG/AA/001/6/14
Re-Advertised

Job Summary: The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Principal, (Academic Affairs) and will provide administrative support to the University College academic division.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination of all teaching activities which include preparation of curricula, regulations, University almanac, timetables, examinations, result slips, transcripts, certificates and graduation;
  • Overseeing the administration of students’ welfares which include admission, registration, orientation, counseling, career guidance and discipline;
  • Formulation and provision of policy guidelines on planning, development and management of academic programmes.
  • Guiding Heads of Departments, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Schools or Institutions in running of academic programmes.
  • Planning and organizing public lectures, student attachments and university ceremonial functions;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Deputy Principal, (Academic Affairs).

Requirements

Applicants should;
  • Be PhD holders in relevant field;
  • Be conversant with the running of academic affairs and has served for at least four (4) years in a university, an institution of higher learning or research institution at a senior position such as Dean/Director or as Deputy Registrar;
  • Have capacity to motivate and influence staff, students and other university stakeholders;
  • Have thorough knowledge of the University Act, Statues and other regulations related to academic affairs, administrative and financial matters of the university;
  • Demonstrate good understanding of university functions and procedures coupled with a proven capacity to promote excellence in teaching, development and innovation with highest ethical standards integrity and professionalism;
  • Be conversant with strategic management techniques;
  • Be able to interpret and enforce University policies and regulations touching on academic matters;
  • Be able to maintain course schedules, catalogues, final examination schedules and manage efficient use of classroom and lecture halls;
  • Candidates with advanced PhD progress will be considered.


Deputy Principal (Academic Affairs)
KYUC/DP/AA/001/6/14
Re-Advertised

Job Summary: The Deputy Principal, Academic Affairs (AA) will be one of the principal assistants to the University College Principal and shall be responsible for all academic, research and outreach matters and programs including student welfare matters.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate shall ensure that all academic departments operate effectively and efficiently by:
  • Co-ordinating the development of academic policies of the University College in consultation with the academic board and the senate;
  • Overseeing student admission and ensuring smooth implementation of all academic programmes;
  • Co-ordinating all research and outreach programmes;
  • Enforcing student discipline;
  • Planning, organizing and managing work study programmes, sports and games
  • Ensuring efficient running of students recreational facilities and security of students;
  • Ensuring efficient coordination of activities that support and attract international students;
  • Co-ordinating and managing examinations and the preparation of academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees;
  • Co-ordinating student industrial placements, graduate employment and alumni association;
  • Advising the Principal on academic and student matters of the University College.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Principal and the University College Council.

Requirements

Applicants should;
  • Be Professors or Associate Professors with at least six (6) years experience in management positions with outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record;
  • Have demonstrated competence in administrative and academic leadership in academic/research environment;
  • Be well published and academic leaders in their areas of specialization.
  • Have proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development at university level;
  • Show good understanding and commitment to the University coupled with a passion for promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation with highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and sustain linkages and networks for the promotion of scholarships.
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality society driven academic programs.
  • Excellent understanding of the current trends in university education and training in Kenya and globally and a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of university education in Kenya;
  • Have capacity to motivate and influence staff, students and other stakeholders
  • Have good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.


Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning & Development)
KYUC/DP/A,P&D/001/6/14
Re-Advertised

Job Summary: The Deputy Principal, Administration, Planning & Development (AP&D) will be one of the principal assistants to the University College Principal and will be the head of Administration, Planning and Development whose primary function will include the development of sound financial and administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the Strategic Objectives of the University College.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate shall ensure that Administration, Planning and Development division operate effectively and efficiently by:
  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Administration, Planning & Development and community linkages;
  • Providing leadership and direction in the management of University College resources including human, physical, financial and information services.
  • Maintaining efficiency and good order of the University College and ensure proper enforcement of the Statutes and Regulations;
  • Ensuring that the Administration and Planning Departments operate effectively and efficiently in line with the Mission & Vision;
  • Advising the Principal and the Management Board on financial status of the University College;
  • Making proposals for development of policies on human resource, administrative, finance and development matters;
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the procurement process;
  • Co-ordinating the preparation of infrastructure development plans;
  • Overseeing projects and prepare periodic status reports;
  • Conducting periodic review of academic and administration staff establishments and submit reports to the Principal;
  • Co-ordinating the preparation of financial and budget estimates, quarterly and annual financial reports for presentation to the council;
  • Co-ordinating the design, implementation and development of appropriate human resources policies, procedures and systems to attract, develop and retain qualified and experienced human resource;
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Principal and the University College Council

Requirements

The applicants should;
  • Be professors or Associate Professors with at least six (6) years experience in senior management position in a University;
  • Have a track record of success and performance characterized by visionary and strategic thought, rapid growth and service delivery as well as translation of ideas into value outputs;
  • Show good understanding of University functions and procedures and have experience in financial management including planning and budgeting;
  • Demonstrate outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by refereed journal publications, as well as project grants and awards;
  • Have good understanding of national policies and strategies governing University education and training in Kenya;
  • Show good understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and vision 2030, procurement and disposal legal regimes.
  • Have the capacity to motivate and influence staff, students and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate the ability to attract project grants/awards;
  • Have good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.

Terms and Conditions of service for Deputy Principals
  • The above posts carry an attractive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance and medical cover as per University College’s medical scheme, leave allowance, official transport and gratuity at the end of the contract period
  • Employment will be on a five (5) year contract renewable once depending on performance and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should forward ten (10) copies of applications including detailed curriculum vitae, with contact details, email address and telephone numbers, current post and salary; certified copies of certificates and testimonials; names of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and areas of specialization and get clearance from the following institutions;
  1. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  3. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  5. Criminal Investigations Department

Applicants with foreign qualifications should attach certificates of equation and recognition from Commission for University Education.

In addition, applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned in sealed envelopes.

Interested applicants should send the applications to the undersigned, quoting the reference number for the job applied so as to be received on or before 25th June, 2014.

Chairman of Council
Kirinyaga University College
P. O. Box 143-10300

Kerugoya

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